Kandla port is situated in the the Kandla Creek and is 90 kms. from the mouth of the Gulf Of Kachch. It is a protected natural harbour. Latitude: 23 o 01' N Longitude: 70 o 13' E
History of Kandla Port 1931 1955 1957 1981 1978 Maharao Khengarji III of Kutch built an RCC jetty where ships with draft of 8.8 meters could berth round the year Kandla was declared as a major port by the then Transport Minister, the late Lal Bahadur Shastri Container handling operations commenced with 1,217 TEUs being handled in the first year The Offshore Oil Terminal was commissioned at Vadinar when the giant tanker Netaji Subhashchandra Bose carrying 86,105 tonnes of Crude Oil was brought in at the First Single Buoy Mooring (SBM) 1975 The second oil jetty was commissioned The four newly constructed cargo jetties started operations 1983 12th cargo berth and Essar Oil Marine facilities commissioned The eighth cargo jetty started operations and the port crossed the 40 million mark 1999 The port sailed past the 10 million tonne milestone 2006 2007 Commissioning of Container Terminal
Nation’s premier gateway on the western coast for bulk cargo
Caters to about 40% of the iron ore handled through the country
Poised to take care of the energy needs of the region as a Major
coal handling port.
Existing approach channel of -14.40 m. To be further deepened
to -15.40 m.
Opportunities for developing a full fledged container terminal
Prospects for cruise tourism development of offshore energy
Prospects for cruise tourism, development of offshore energy
exploration logistics base & rig repairs / servicing
JNPT JNPT is the second youngest port after Ennore. It is located at the eastern end of Mumbai in the Nhava Sheva area and situated at latitude 18º 56’ 43” N and longitude 72º56’ 24” E. Current designed channel depth of JNPT is 11 metres and depth at berths is 13.5 metres. JNPT can take in vessels having laden draft upto 12.5 metres.The width of the channel is 400 metres at entry point and 460 metres off the berths. Port cargo handling facilities include container terminals, a liquid handling terminal and a shallow water berth which can handle break-bulk and container traffic both.
As liquid cargo handled by ports consists of products from various industries, the key industries impacting growth of liquid cargo were studied. The forecast for the traffic was arrived at 2 levels
a. National level forecasts for the commodity
b. JNPT forecasts for the commodity
JNPT liquid cargo traffic was estimated for the categories of crude, POL product, chemicals and other liquids . JNPT has no crude linkages with existing refineries and does not service crude traffic at present.
The crude traffic forecast for JNPT was based on ONGC plans to ship a part of its offshore crude production at Bombay High via JNPT to the coastal refinery of Mangalore.
JNPT POL product traffic is largely coastal based traffic which follows national trends of coastal traffic. Exports growth from the increase in refining capacity in Mumbai region was factored into the forecast. Since the port can handle certain liquid chemicals these were studied and grown at appropriate growth rates to arrive at liquid chemical forecast.
Port Pipavav currently has a vessel acceptance draft of 12.5m, with an outer channel depth of 12.5m and a turning basin depth of 11.5m at chart datum.
The draft at the bulk and container berths is 13.5m and at the LPG berth the draft is 15.5m at chart datum.
Pilotage & Towage:
Pilotage at Port Pipavav is compulsory. Port Pipavav provides the pilotage and towage services at the port and has deployed three tugs for this purpose.
Channel : The channel length at the port is 4,550 meter and due to the favourable oceanographic conditions, the port offers day and night navigation to all vessels other than LPG vessels which are berthed or de-berthed during the day only.
Dighi port is most ideally located on the south western shore of the Rajpuri creek inlet, District Raigad, in the industrially advanced state of maharashtra,at a distance of 175 kms by road from mumbai,the capital of the state of Maharashtra and commercial capital of the Republic of India.
DPL would also provide all supportive infrastructure, utilities and communications facilities, connectivity and stack yards,wherhouses,cargo handling equipments, administration/operations office buildings/s,pilotage and navigation facilities etc.
Vizhinjam is on the outskirts of Trivandrum, 16km away from the city centre and 1 km away from the city limits, but located within the Trivandrum metropolitan city area.vizhinjam is a natural port, which is located close to the international ship route.
The Port is situated on the Willingdon Island which is an artificial Island tucked inside the Backwaters. The backwaters offer calm and placid channels for ships throughout the year, even during the Monsoon season.
Cochin port is connected to its hinterland enlarging to the state of Kerala ,South Tamilnadu and South Karnataka by National Highways NH 47(Kanyakumari-Salem), NH49 (Cochin-Madurai) and NH17(Cochin-Mumbai)
Indian Railway Network provides seamless connectivity to South and Central India.The National Waterway NW3 provides connectivity to the South Kerala.The port has an international airport in its proximity. The network of railways roads, waterways and airways has created good accessibility to the port.
The port is developing India’s first Port Based Special Economic Zone.
Karaikal Port Private Ltd (KPPL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of MARG Ltd, a leading infrastructure and real estate developer along the Chennai IT corridor with interest ranging across various areas that include Residential Projects, Commercial Real estate projects, SEZs, Ports, Townships, IT Parks, Malls, etc .
Currently Karaikal port has two berths, one for general cargo and the other for coal. The total length of both the berths is 460m and the width is 20.8 m. The handling capacity of coal is 3.0 MTPA and the cargo berth is 2.2 MTPA. Three more berths, under development, will be the next addition to the Port. A dedicated coal berth, a liquid/general cargo berth and an OSV/PSV berth will take the cumulative capacity of the port to 20.5 MTPA. The final phase will see an addition of 2 container berths, an additional coal berth and a multi-cargo berth, taking the total to 9 berths with a cumulative handling capacity of 46.9 MPTA.
One of the India’s largest and fastest growing seaports, Krishnapatnam Port has emerged as a world-class port with outstanding services and facilities. It is fast becoming a port of choice for all international cargo originating from and destined to the Southern and Central India. Krishnapatnam Port Company has won the mandate from the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh to develop the existing minor port into a modern, deep water & high Productivity port, on BOST basis for 50 years.
Kolkata is the oldest major port in the country. The power to rule this vast country passed from the East India Company to the British Crown. The affairs of the Port were brought under the administrative control of the Government with the appoinment of a Port Commission in 1870. Kolkata port is consider as major port in 1975, after the Major port trust act 1963 came into force.
Reduced per ton ocean-freight owing to larger parcel sizes at deep-draft berths Significantly reduced vessel waiting time owing to highly efficient port operations Faster turn-around of vessels owing to modern high-speed cargo handling equipment Cost-efficient logistic solution owing to high-speed cargo evacuation and proximity to national/regional road/rail network Environment-friendly material handling system Competitive tariffs
The Dhamra Port Company Limited (DPCL) is a 50:50 joint venture of L&T and Tata Steel. DPCL has been awarded a concession by Government of Orissa to build and operate a port north of the mouth of river Dhamra in Bhadrak district on BOOST (Build, Own, Operate, Share and Transfer) basis for a total period of 34 years including a period of 4 years for construction.
Storage capacity Cargo Storage Capacity Coal 0.63 Million MT Lime Stone 0.09 Million MT Iron Ore 0.75 Million MT
Kakinada Port is situated in the East Coast of India in Latitude 16 o 56' N Longitude 82 o 15 ' E. This is an all weather Lighterage Port developed in a naturally sheltered bay called as Godavari Sand Spit.